OMIA:001728-9940 : Sex determination in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: goldfish , northern pike , Atlantic salmon , guppy , Nile tilapia , Japanese flounder , Atlantic halibut , Gila monster , monocled cobra , Mallard , swan goose , Canada goose , chicken , common quail , turkey , tammar wallaby , ass (donkey) , horse , taurine cattle , Chinese soft-shelled turtle , jackdaw , petrels , torafugu , whitespotted clarias , red-eared slider turtle , ayu , Japanese quail , green-eyed treefrog , clearhead icefish , silver trevally

Categories: Reproductive system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 261550 (trait) , 600956 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Species-specific description: Zhang et al. (2018) provided indirect evidence that the ZFY gene plays a partial role in sex determination of sheep.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:001728-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2018 Zhang, Y.S., Du, Y.C., Sun, L.R., Wang, X.H., Liu, S.B., Xi, J.F., Li, C.C., Ying, R.W., Jiang, S., Wang, X.Z., Shen, H., Jia, B. :
A genetic method for sex determination in Ovis spp. by interruption of the zinc finger protein, Y-linked (ZFY) gene on the Y chromosome. Reprod Fertil Dev , 2018. Pubmed reference: 29505743. DOI: 10.1071/RD17339.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 23 Mar 2018
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 23 Mar 2018
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 16 Oct 2023